MAR in Leadership Studies: Church Growth/Church Planting Specialization

MAR Leadership Studies: Church Growth/Church Planting Specialization: 54 hours

(Please also note the description and outcomes of the MAR degrees on the “Degree Description: MAR” page)

Prerequisite Degree Requirements: baccalaureate degree.

Students with extensive undergraduate education in biblical & theological studies which meet certain criteria may complete this degree in 36 hours. Students who meet those criteria may be exempt from courses marked with an *asterisk.

Biblical Studies with Biblical Language (15 hrs)

*BSNT 510 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3)

*BSEG 500 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3)

*BSGK 510–11 New Testament Greek 1&2 (6)

OR

*BSHB 510–11 Biblical Hebrew 1&2 (6)

*BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT, BSGK, BSHB Elective in Biblical Studies (3)

OR

Biblical Studies without Biblical Language (15 hrs)

*BSNT 510 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3)

*BSEG 500 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3)

*BSEG, BSCS, BSNT, BSOT, BSGK, BSHB Elective in Biblical Studies (9)

Church History (3 hrs)

HIST 530 History of the Restoration Movement (3)—Students who have previously taken this course, may substitute it for HIST 560 Early Church History or HIST 570 The Protestant Reformation.

Theological Studies (6 hrs)

*DOCT 500 Basic Theology (3)

DOCT 560 Doctrine of Grace (3)

Leadership Studies (30 hrs)

PMIN 502 Spiritual Formation (3)

PMIN 501 Introduction to Vocational Ministries (3)—Students who have previously taken an equivalent course, may substitute it for another course in the same field.

PMIN 520 Fundamentals of Biblical Communication (3)—Students who have previously taken an equivalent course, may substitute it for another course in the same field.

PMIN 540 Leadership & Management for Ministry (3)

Choose Either:

PMIN 560 Characteristics of a Healthy Church (3)

PMIN 561 Biblical and Contemporary Dynamics of Church Development 3)

Electives in Church Growth or Church Planting (12)

Research Component (3)

Thesis, Field Research Paper, or CERP (3)

Research requirements may be met in one of three ways:

  1. Petition the department chair to write a thesis based on research for three hours of credit. The student must follow the deadlines and procedures outlined in the “Thesis” form, which is available from the Seminary receptionist (3 hours of credit).
  2. Petition the department chair to complete a field research project (3 hours of credit).
  3. Complete three credit hours of coursework in the field of concentration. Designate one course as a CERP course and write and extensive research paper. The student must follow the deadlines and procedures outlined in the CERP form, which is available from the Seminary receptionist (3 hours of credit).